A recent survey shows Romanians are the least inclined to be vaccinated among the EU’s eastern members
While hundreds celebrated with improvised street parties, others feared the national state of emergency would be replaced by a patchwork of conflicting regional approaches.
The European Commission deal with Pfizer-BioNTech is its biggest vaccine contract so far
India reported on Saturday a record high 4,187 coronavirus deaths as pressure mounts on the government to impose a nationwide lockdown.
The Bank of England said that its revised forecast — it previously estimated that the UK economy would grow by 5 per cent this year — was down to the country's fast vaccine rollout which should enable the economy to reopen quicker than initially thought.
The Olympic Games, which were scheduled to take place in 2020 but were postponed due to the pandemic, will kick off on July 23.
This could explain blood clots in some COVID patients and other issues like "COVID feet", which are not classic symptoms of a respiratory illness.
The US is expected to back the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for people aged 12 to 15 within a week. Europe's watchdog launched its review on Monday with a decision expected in June.
India confirmed more than 20 million coronavirus infections on Tuesday in an official total believed to be a vast undercount.
Air passenger numbers in the US are at their highest level since the COVID-19 pandemic set in.
Bringing dormant planes out of storage and making them airworthy requires a significant amount of work. Pilots need to keep up their air miles in order to be able to fly, too.